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Weird, but still interesting

I wouldn't really try to find this statue, but if you pass by it, it might be worth to check it out... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice statue to pass by it and watch. There is nothing special about it and no significant history.

Reviewed 5 August 2018
walid m
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Eendrachtsplein, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

It is suppose to be Santa but it looks like a gnome holding a sex toy. Definitely worth walking past for a funny Instagram photo.

1  Thank ChanaJane3
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

It is a really ugly statue, but it actually doesn't fit that bad in the surroundings. Rotterdam is such a diverse and 'random' town, so you won't feel it is spoiling the landscape.

1  Thank Vladimir1998
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wouldn't really try to find this statue, but if you pass by it, it might be worth to check it out more closely. It's not everyday you get see Santa Claus holding a butt plug.

Thank Simsim7
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

A nice statue to pass by it and watch. There is nothing special about it and no significant history.

Thank walid m
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Apparently a gift from an American sculpture, Paul McCarthy, this is Santa holding a Christmas tree. It is affectionately know as Santa and the Butt Plug by locals. All you can do is shake your head.....

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

What might be the reason for Dutchmen to put a scary sculpture of a dwarf with anal dildo into the center of Rotterdam? No idea, maybe to impress tourists? If so, the goal accomplished. Yet it is not a nice impression.

Thank Magad
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

What a strange thing to see....apparantly the artist had a distorted idea of what a ice cream look like.

Thank 879martinp
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This "Santa Claus" statue is well worth visiting for the photo op. It really makes you scratch your head. This Santa is holding a Christmas tree that looks more like an item one might purchase in a select shop in Amsterdam. What the artist was...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Worth visiting to prove it exists and actually looks like this. It's an odd Santa. He may well know when you're sleeping and know when you're awake, but whether he is rewarding you or punishing you is debatable. A great photo opportunity.

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Is it Santa Claus with a Christmas tree? Or is it a gnome with an anal toy? It is all in the eye of the beholder right? In Rotterdam we call this the Gnome with the buttplug: "Kabouter Buttplug"

Thank denniswe1
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I love quirky things like this when travelling so this was a must visit for us whilst in the city. The massive butt plug should be used as a warning for those who could end up on Santa's naughty list!

Thank Adventures_of_Mike
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Found this statue near some of the bars whilst walking toward the water front from the station. If you find it the there are some bars next to it.

Thank stevenc007
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